We provide a specialist family expertise to separating couples and families with Anglo-French connections. This is widely recognised as the leading service of its kind in England.
French speakers in the team include partner Rachel Freeman and Associate Colleen Nwaodor, who represent French clients and advise in Anglo-French cases, sometimes involving proceedings in more than one court. Head of the team Charlotte Bradley also has a substantial French practice and is known for her expertise in international cases.
We can help you to resolve disputes regarding divorce or disputes between unmarried couples, whether there are aspects relating to finance, children or both. We also regularly advise on the preparation of prenuptial agreements involving French couples who live in, or are planning to move to, London. Our clients in our Francophone work are diverse but include many professionals from the financial sector, entrepreneurs and high profile clients from the world of media and sport.
We routinely advise in cases with important points of law or where clients have substantial assets. We are known for the unusually diverse range of cases in which we are involved. We will discuss the right strategy with you whether negotiated, or where necessary court based to secure the best outcome. We are expert at giving advice to secure the best jurisdiction.
If there is a dispute about the children when a relationship breaks down, whether or not the parents are married, the child’s country of residence at the time proceedings are issued will in most cases be where the proceedings take place.
In cases where there are English elements to the situation, we advise clients on a successful strategy for negotiation or before the English court. In situations where the children are French resident, we can refer you to a leading French family lawyer so that you are expertly guided through French proceedings.
We are frequently instructed in child relocation disputes. We give early strategic advice on the right steps to maximise your chances of successfully bringing or defending an application to relocate with children.